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TOPIC | [WIP]Warrior Names for Not-Cats

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Briggsnotmyers

Tanglefell

(they/he)

account age 7/9

Mar 14, 2023 13:16:09
Hello, longtime Warriors fan here who plans on giving all my cats warrior names! I've been off-and-on working on a naming system and associated conlang for some time, and have decided to adapt and expand it to meet the naming needs of my not-cats! Anyone who thinks this this could be fun is free to use my ideas!

FEL:AU
"Calls of the Cat Folk"


PREFIXES

When a kit (or bean) is born, they are traditionally named for their pelt color, something that they will carry with them for life and which is easily recognizable. Warrior cats are always named after a specific natural object, but Not-Cats can also be named after the flora and fauna of Not-Earth or any Not-Cat-made object, such as metals and tools. However, it might be a little silly to name your bean Brick and have them grow up to earn a masonry suffix, so it's probably not too common.

I have at last check 1,153 usable prefixes in my system, but only a tiny portion are fully translated, so for the foreseeable future all my notcats' prefixes are in English.

If a prefix noun can come in multiple colors, or has different parts colored differently, pseudo-suffixes can be added to specify which part is meant.
These are:
'ks - leaf
'it - root
'is - flower
'ak - seed
'ar - bark
'am - fruit/nut
Pseudo-suffixes always use an apostrophe, which denotes a contraction or "smalling."
An example would be FIg'ar:tik, one of my notcats:
Her prefix, Fig'ar, means "bark of the fig tree" implying a light brown or cream as opposed to the dark fruit or yellowy-red flowers

Not-Earth-Specific Prefixes:
Any direct analogs to Earth species, such as Not-Holly and Not-Cardinals, can adopt the Earth prefix, eg, Holly and Cardinal.
Gilt - gold like the gilded owl
Ammonite - cream or tan
Firefly - either gold or silver
Fly - black
Cavefly - red
Lakefly - gray
Ashbee - beige
Carnation - red
Dianthus - yellow
Tulip - black
Cauliflower - white
Watermelon - tortie or calico
Minipig - representing a piebald cat
Hay - yellow
Straw - yellow
Milk - white
Cheese - oranges
Egg - white, brown, cream, beige
Starfruit - yellows and oranges
Wintermint - silver or gray
Snowspider - white or snow
Crocus - gray
Snowpea - white/snow
Snomato - white/snow
Silverseal - silver/snow
Toothy Rat or Kla'rat - brown, gray, or yellow
Leaf Mite or Mite'ks - tortie or watercolour, or gray
Leaf Dragon or Liz'ks - dark red or dark grays
Rock Sprite or Al'sprite - gray, brown, or silver/snow
Spiny Squirrel = Porcupine - black, brown, or mottled brown-and-white
Vine (snake) - yellow, brown, or black
Rubble (sprite) - gray, brown, or silver
Viper - yellow, gray, or brown, especially speckled patterning
Frostdew - silver or snow
Nightgloom or Gloom - gray and yellow
Honey - yellow
Leather - light browns
Sap - yellow
Graphite - gray or silver
Ink - black
Brick - red/ginger
Tin - black or gray
Chrome/Chromite - silver/snow, especially mottled
Nickel - yellow, especially mottled
Meteor - speckled black
Nitre - tan, beige
Ashroot - browns, grays, mottled
Panda (red) - calico
-- Last edited on Mar 14, 2023 15:41:07
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Briggsnotmyers

Tanglefell

(they/he)

account age 7/9

Mar 14, 2023 13:30:34
SUFFIXES


A true suffix, or warrior name, is earned upon reaching maturity and becoming a fully fledged member of the clan/village/community. It often denotes an area of special ability or focus, such as an adventuring class or daily job, but can also be used to express a certain personality type or to enhance focus on a unique feature of the notcat's appearance.

Prior to adulthood, some notcats affix life stage-denoting suffixes to their young ones.
Beans or kits use the "little suffix" 'fl, or "small"
Adolescents or apprentices use the suffix 'ap, or "little paw"
Some communities may choose to omit formal suffixes before adulthood, or use these terms only as affectionate diminutives.
Leaf Collector - 'ks'fl "little leaf"
Cricket Hunter - 'twi'fl "little hunter"
Garden Helper - 'ak'fl "little seed"
Crafts Assistant - tbd, meaning "little maker"


Prefixes and suffixes are divided with the use of a colon (:) to create a compound word. This name is able to contain a lot of information in a compressed form, for example:
Fig'ar:tik, above, translates in full to "The warrior who is light brown like the bark of the fig tree" and to Figclaw for short
Buckeye'ak:mn (whose name is actually too long for site restrictions lol) means "The gentle cat who is brown like the seed of the buckeye" and to Buckeyecloud for short
Wherewithal goes by her Earthly name but her warrior alt name is Fritillary:ssi or Fritillarystream, meaning "The cat mottled like the fritillary butterfly who feels the flow of emotions as water"

For now I have been using my list for the Warriors world, but not-cats have reached a more complex level of civilization with a much broadened ranged of jobs and tools available to them, necessitating an expansion of suffixes. This is currently the main focus of my rework.

The Old-Style suffixes are as follows:

Pure Specializations
:tik -claw: a cat skilled in fighting
:twi -whisker: a cat skilled in hunting
:sh -tail: a cat known for their agility and climbing skills
:ap -foot: a cat known for their speed or endurance in long chases
:ep -nose: a cat skilled at tracking
:how -throat: a cat skilled at swimming or hunting in water

Mixed Specializations
:kla -fang: a cat equally skilled in fighting and hunting
:il -leg: a cat equally skilled at running and tracking
:re -ear: a cat equally skilled at tracking and hunting

Personality
:row -heart: a cat who stands by their own morals, regardless of whether or not those conform exactly to the Code
:brm -storm: a cat known for their passion and dedication, which is oftentimes accompanied by volatility of temperament or mood
:mn -cloud: a cat known for their calmness and rationality
:is -flower: a cat who raises kits (biologically, by adoption, via surrogate, as a permanent queen, as any gender identity or parental title all count)
:al -stone: a cat who shows the capacity to become a skilled mentor

Appearance
:gau -stripe: a cat with distinctive stripes, such as a high-contrast tabby or a brindle tortoiseshell
:ef -face: a cat who is seen as exceptionally attractive, by whatever standards their particular Clan deems ideal
:fn -fur: a cat with no particular outstanding skill or overarching personality trait
:rn -pelt: a cat with no particular outstanding skill or overarching personality trait

Medicine Cat
:ks -leaf: a cat especially skilled at working with herbs
:ssi -stream: a cat who is especially skilled at helping others emotionally
:eh -feather: a cat skilled at interpreting omens

Leader
:if -star: signifying the blessings of StarClan
-- Last edited on Mar 14, 2023 20:22:44
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Briggsnotmyers

Tanglefell

(they/he)

account age 7/9

Mar 14, 2023 20:45:32
NOT-EARTH SUFFIXES


ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
One type of suffix, using words for a cat's body, indicates what one does
The other type, more fanciful or metaphoric in nature, indicates who one is
A natural talent or hard-earned skill should be honored with a skill suffix. But of course, not all notcats dream of labor, or end up specializing in any one area, and that's totally normal too! They should be honored with a personality suffix, to show how being who they are makes them a crucial part of the community.

SKILL SUFFIXES
Adventuring Skills
Fighter - :tik - claw
Thief :sh - tail
Guardian :kla - fang, :row - heart
Ranger :ap - foot, :il - leg
Medic :ks - leaf (traditionally a med cat suffix)
Scout :ep - nose, :il - leg
Bard :ssi - stream
Mage - pending - I may develop new suffixes based on Aspects

Job Skills
Hunter :twi - whisker
Gatherer :ep - nose or :re - ear
Fisher :how - throat
Bug Catcher :twi - whisker

Miner :al - stone
Mason [brick? clay?]
Blacksmith [metal, iron]
Builder [stick, branch]

Gardener :ak - seed
Farmer :re - ear (this is a joke, ear of cat/ear of corn)
Flockherd
Herbalist :ks - leaf
Apothecary :ks -leaf, :am -fruit/berry

Baker :is - flower (this is also a joke, flower/flour)
Clothier :rn - pelt (as in covering)
Craftscat :klk - bone
Scribe :eh - feather (as in quills)
Artist :ssi - stream

Doctor - typically a medicine cat
Innkeeper - typically -flower
Merchant
Mail Carrier - typically a -foot or -leg cat
Teacher :it -root (as education is the root of knowledge)
Mayor :if - star (probably a temporary title for notcats, and they revert back to their prior suffix after their term)

PERSONALITY SUFFIXES
Archetypes
Adventurous :kla - fang, :sh - tail, :row - heart
Commanding :tik - claw, :row - heart
Curious :ep - nose
Dramatic :brm - storm
Gentle :mn - cloud
Imaginative
Jovial
Mysterious
Ordinary
Pleasant
Protective :tik - claw, :kla - fang
Rebellious :row - heart, :brm -storm

Stats
NOTE: Probably only use raw stats for naming purposes if you're hung up between choices. To my mind these are the least valuable aspect of a cat or notcat's being, since their interplay with each other is what gives rise to personalities and aptitudes
Bravery
Benevolence
Energy
Extroversion
Dedication
-- Last edited on Sep 21, 2023 12:08:19
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